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in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
, you can. you can just sign up for one, and it's free. >> reporter: math teacher salman khan started providing free online classes in 2010 out of his house, arguing that new approaches to teaching were needed. he inspired stanford professor sebastian thrun and colleague peter novick to put a course on artificial intelligence online just last year. >> and to our surprise 160,000 students signed up. we managed to graduate 23,000 students at stanford graduate- level quality in a specialized subject area called artificial intelligence, which means peter and i taught more students than all the professors in the world combined in the same subject area. >> reporter: were you amazed by this, or did you expect it? >> i was blown away, and it changed my life. >> reporter: after that success, thrun founded udacity, a fast- growing startup in palo alto, financed with venture capital money, offering classes in science, technology, engineering, and math. universities came on board, hoping to reach more students than they previously could, and to improve instruction both on and off campus using onl
month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn'tor cyani. when somebody told them there would be an issue, they went back to the specimen of blood already drawn and found a lethal death of cyanide and changed the death certificate to cyanide poisoning. homicide. >>gretchen: somebody was on to this. we don't know why. but they called. the wife says she was the last to serve him dinner, that he had no enemies and her stepdaughter, child from another marriage, was also at dinner. tell me how somebody can get their hands on cyanide. >> cyanide can be obtained o
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